DT38 Newsletter “Channel38” – May 2023

Welcome to the DT38 May 2023 newsletter, Channel38.

It’s been another busy month for DT38 and we’re here to share some of the very latest news, events and stories involving our charity.

It’s also an opportunity for us to pass on vital information about the work we do raising awareness of testicular cancer across the world, around schools and in communities as well as publicly showing gratitude for the many people who support us in our work.

Men and boys: Remember to check yourselves on the first of every month, it could save your life!

Glorious Night at the Perth Glory MGP Awards

We were honoured to pop on our gladrags for one of Perth’s events of the year, the glitzy Perth Glory FC MGP Awards 2023.

Father of Dylan Tombides, Jim Tombides joined our Head of Media & Operations down under Donna Giuffre to represent our charity at the star studded bash at Novotel Perth on May 20th.

We were absolutely thrilled to present the DT38 U23 Player of the Year Award to Glory midfielder Keegan Jelacic.

Huge congrats to Keegan and to all winners on what was a wonderful evening celebrating with Glory players and officials.

We’d also like to offer huge thanks to Perth Glory FC owner Tony Sage for his amazing support for DT38 across the season.

We’re so incredibly proud to partner with your Club.

One Glory!

Special Day at Perth Glory FC v Western United Raising Awareness of DT38

Huge thanks to everyone at our partner club Perth Glory FC and to Western United FC for your support at the DT38 Matchday on April 29th.

The A-League men’s fixture was dedicated to raising awareness for DT38 and a beautiful round of applause for Dylan on minute 38 was incredibly poignant.

We were once again thrilled to invite so many youngsters as DT38 mascots who had a ball with Glory mascot George The Gorilla and enjoyed access to the pitch!

We also took part in the coin toss.

Sadly the match ended 1-2 to United but the opportunity to raise so much awareness for DT38 and testicular cancer on the day was incredible.

Huge thanks again to Glory and to everyone who helped make the day such a success including Donna, Ash, Erica, Neil, Rosie, Claire, Miri and Stefan.

Perth SC v Stirling Macedonia FC – “The Dylan Derby”

The “Dylan Derby” proved another hugely successful day for DT38 at Dorrien Gardens this month.

Perth SC v Stirling Macedonia FC is dedicated each season to Dylan Tombides, who played for both clubs as a youngster.

The stadium was awash with bright orange with both the team captains and ball kids donning our special DT38 awareness t-shirts for the NPL WA fixture on May 6th.

Perth SC president Jason Marocchi and Luke Pavlos were joined by Jim Tombides, for the big event which also featured a 38th minute applause in memory of Dylan.

And our Head of Media & Operations down under, Donna Giuffre, gave a talk at the pre game lunch ahead of Jim presiding over the coin toss.

The match ended 4-0 to Stirling Macedonia FC.

Big thanks to everyone who made this a very special fixture for DT38, once again!

West Ham United Make European Final

We are so excited to have seen West Ham United overcome AZ Alkmaar to make the Europe Conference League Final.

The Hammers will now play Fiorentina in the final in Prague on June 7th.

Congratulations to everyone at the club on getting to a European final for the first time in 43 years*

*Not counting the Intertoto Cup

Sending all the luck in the world to the Hammers for the big one, we’re with you all the way!

New DT38 Ambassador

Robert Byrne once met Dylan Tombides at Upton Park in 2012 and the late Aussie striker made such an impression on him that he now wants to help out DT38.

The Hammers fan is the latest person to join our team of DT38 Ambassadors alongside Declan Rice, Mark Noble, Tony Cottee, Carlton Cole and many other Irons icons.

Robert, who hails from Australia, will now support DT38 by helping us raise awareness of testicular cancer.

Great to have you onboard!

Kieran Bywater Makes Appeal for Males to Check Themselves Once a Month

We were so pleased that Dylan and Taylor’s former team mate and DT38 Ambassador Kieran Bywater chose to join our campaign to raise awareness about the importance of self checking once a month.

The midfielder – who is now retired from football – helped us by making a video in May to encourage men and boys to check their testicles on the first day of every month.

The video was the latest installment of DT38’s Check 1-Two Campaign, which launched in 2020.

Kieran enjoyed an Academy career at West Ham United with Dylan before stints at various clubs in the USA.

He realises the importance of self checking because early detection of any symptoms of testicular cancer can dramatically increase your chances of surviving the disease.

Did you know? Self-checking is simple, you can do it in bed, in the shower, on the couch or anywhere private, and it could save your life!

Kieran is the latest in a very large group of great people – including many famous faces – who have chosen to back our campaign.

Keep an eye out for who’s going to make an appearance on June 1st.

Watch Kieran’s video here:

Enter the Boxing Ring for DT38 in November

The search is on for people to take part in Awareness Below The Belt 5, our White Collar Boxing event in November.

This spectacular occasion is a fixture in the DT38 calendar and has been a tremendous success in previous years.

We’re looking for people of any gender over the age of 18 who have no boxing experience to take part in a supervised boxing match at London’s prestigious York Hall on November 12th.

Invite friends and family and make a day of it, as you take on the challenge of a lifetime.

If you’re interested in taking part please email

Become a DT38 Ambassador

Would you like to become an Ambassador of DT38 alongside the likes of Declan Rice, Mark Noble, Sam Kerr & Carlton Cole?

A whole host of top folks from the world of football and beyond have been offering their time and support to DT38 for years and now we’re offering prestigious Ambassador roles to the open world for the first time.

If you think you can support DT38 and our work raising awareness of testicular cancer, check out our registration page where you’ll find out more information and how you can get involved.

If you become a DT38 you’ll be added to the Ambassadors page on our UK and Australia websites alongside many superstars from the world of football and beyond and just think how good it could look on your CV!

We’ll also send you a merchandise pack of goodies to help you spread the word!

Find out more and register here:

Recycle Your Empty Cartons in WA and Help DT38 (and the Planet)

It is now SO EASY to support DT38 when you recycle your food and household cartons in Western Australia.

We are a nominated charity to benefit from Containers For Change and with the launch of the new “mobile pass” it is easier than ever to help us and the planet at the same time!

There are three simple steps to help the environment and our charity through this initiative.

1. Collect eligible containers

Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible.

2.Take them to a refund point

There are different types of refund points across Western Australia, so find the right one for you.

3. Earn a refund or donate

You’ll receive 10 cents for every eligible container you return which you can keep or DONATE.

We benefit from cartons you deposit at Containers For Change drop off points in WA and with the new mobile pass you can register your deposits to DT38 and download our scheme ID to your mobile wallet so it’s there every time you need it.

To access the DT38 Mobile Pass:

For more information Containers For Change pay them a virtual visit

Help keep men & boys safe & win a pack of DT38 goodies!

This is your chance to snaffle a box of fantastic DT38 merchandise and help raise awareness of the risks of testicular cancer at the same time.

For a chance of winning a pack of goodies including a DT38 book, tee-shirt & hoodie, all you need to do is send us a video of you/friends/family spreading the message “Check Yourselves Down Under on the 1st of Every Month with DT38” and if we share yours on the 1st of the month on our social media channels, you’ll win the prize!

What are you waiting for? Time to get creative and send us in your videos via facebook, Twitter or to

Many Happy Returns

A super seven birthdays were celebrated in May across our amazing DT38 team.

On May 8th West Ham United legend and DT38 Ambassador Mark Noble celebrated his 36th birthday in the same month the Hammers made the Europa Conference League Final.

Fellow Ambassador and TV presenter Heather Miller celebrated her big day on the 11th while DT38 Committee Member Erica Pass turned a year older on the 17th.

Jim Tombides turned another year older on 20th May.

Pro footballer Blair Turgott was 29 on May 22nd and defender Jordan Spence was 33 on May 24th. Both are DT38 Ambassadors.

Finally former Perth Glory player and DT38 Ambassador Mark Lee was 44 on May 31st.

Many Happy Returns one and all!

Picture of the Month

Please keep sharing those great pictures, the amazing snaps you share with your DT38 gear, we just love it!

And every month we have the difficult job of selecting a “Picture of the Month”, just for fun!

Earlier this month we were so proud of one of our own, Ben Meredith, who ran the Vancouver Marathon no less to raise funds for DT38

Ben is a DT38 Ambassador and has long supported our work as he is a close family friend of the Tombides family.

Here he is pictured with Makena Jones – who also gave her all for our charity – shortly after crossing the finish line.

Ben and Makena, what a fantastic achievement. We are in awe!

Sharing the Love

We are so grateful to more than 35,000 people who follow and support us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Every month we receive so many shares, Retweets, likes and tags and we’re so grateful for each and every one of them, thank you.

And that brings to end this edition but we’ll be back with the next edition of Channel38 in June.

If you have helped DT38 in some way in recent times, please be sure to let us know so we can include it in one of our future newsletters. Contact or connect with us on Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube and TikTok.